Word in the Twitter streets is of a commodity blood bath: Remember, CPI is a lagging indicator Commodity $s have plummeted from peaks: Lumber -58%, Nickel -54%, Aluminum -37%, NatGas -31%, Steel -28%, Wheat -28%, Zinc -25%, Lead -23%, Copper -22%, Soybeans -18%, Corn -16%, Cotton -14%, Cocoa -14%, Oil -13%, OJ -11%(Rosenberg Research) — […]
ESG causing Europe’s Energy Issues?
If you haven’t noticed what’s happening in the energy markets of late- oil and natural gas are on a bit of a tear this year, especially over in Europe, where they’ve been a bit more aggressive politically in their embrace and enforcement of ESG protocols and mandates. Even good old-fashioned West Texas Crude Oil isn’t […]
Asset Class Scoreboard: September 2021
Well, that was interesting! The first “real” down month for stocks in about a year saw US stocks drop -4.66% alongside world stocks and real estate. On the other side of the coin, managed futures rode a big move higher in commodities to post a small gain, while those commodities themselves were back at it […]
Don’t Let them Ban IRA Investments in Hedge Funds
The Build Back Better Act has been causing a minor stir in the world of small private funds the past week as several committees completed marking up and approving provisions of the Act. Among these, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a plan limiting Mega-Roth, backdoor IRAs, and large retirement account balances – which […]
What is Return Stacking?
A new paper by Rodrigo Gordillo and Adam Butler of Resolve Asset Management and Corey Hoffstein of Newfound Research is out this week, purporting to add a new term to the investing lexicon – “Return Stacking.” What? What is return stacking, and what are stacked returns? Well, you can download the full paper here […]
Asset Class Scoreboard: August 2021
Welcome to the dog days of summer… unless you’re U.S. equity markets, which again posted a new all-time high. That’s seven months in a row of relatively straight-up action for equities. When will it end and How will it end? are the questions on everyone’s mind. Elsewhere, Commodities took a little hiatus, along with bonds […]
Options to Trend Following, and Back Again with Scot Billington of Covenant Cap.
We jump back into some VIX and Volatility discussion with this week’s episode but also get to talk about trend following’s rise and fall (and rise again?) over the past decade. We’ve got Scot Billington, the co-founder and managing partner of Covenant Capital Mgmt., talking through his unique journey from futures broker to floor trader […]
Valuations….Are you F*&^ing Insane, with Howard Lindzon
Our guest this episode is surely not a stranger to our listeners, with his voice reaching far and wide via StockTwits, the Panic with Friends podcast, his ever-changing Twitter handle (currently Metaverse Lindzon) and his eponymous blog where he dishes on everything from stock picks to software to NFTs. Oh, and in his spare time, […]
BITFD & Wake the F Up with Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory
Over 100,000 investors in 180 countries listen to Ben Hunt, founder of Second Foundation Partners and the Epsilon Theory blog, debunk the latest narrative machines in each of his opus-like post. So with Covid cases climbing and inflation expectations rising, it seemed like as good a time as ever to bring Ben back on the […]
Behind the Buffered Notes Bonanza With Joe Halpern of Exceed Investments
Who hasn’t been pitched a buffered note at this point? Participate in the upside and get credited back the first 10% in losses. What could go wrong? There’s billions of dollars of these things out there, and they’re even creeping into the ETF and mutual fund space. How exactly do they work? Which options are […]